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Module list

A list of the undergraduate modules offered by the Department of Economics in 2020/21.


Module Selection

For further information and instructions about choosing modules please refer to the following:

Economics Skills Lab

You can participate in this not-for-credit optional module throughout your time at UCL. The module(s) complement the BSc Economics curriculum.

Explore Econ

Every year the Department of Economics runs an undergraduate economics conference towards the end of Term 2. This is a conference where UCL Economics students present their own research to peers and staff.


1st year modules

Full Year

Economics - ECON0002

Mathematics for Economics - ECON0010

Term 1 only

Statistical Methods in Economics - ECON0005

Introduction to Mathematics for Economics - ECON0006

History of Economic Thought - ECON0008

Term 2 only

Applied Economics - ECON0004

The World Economy - ECON0007

Introduction to Economic Thinking - ECON0009


2nd year modules

Full Year

Microeconomics - ECON0013

Macroeconomic Theory and Policy - ECON0016

Quantitative Economics and Econometrics - ECON0019

Term 1 only

Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Firm (for Affiliate or BASc students) - ECON0015

Closed Economy Macroeconomics (for Affiliate or BASc students) - ECON0017

Quantitative Economics and Econometrics (for Affiliate students only) - ECON0020

Term 2 only

Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Household (for Affiliate or BASc students) - ECON0014

Open Economy Macroeconomics (for Affiliate or BASc students subject to approval) - ECON0018

Economics of Finance - ECON0048


2nd/final year modules

Full Year

None

Term 1 only

Economic History - ECON0121

Economics of Labour - ECON0047

Economics of the Public Sector - ECON0050

Economics of Regulation - ECON0051

Economics of Development - ECON0054

Economics of Science - ECON0055

Computational Methods for Economists - ECON0114

Term 2 only

Economics of Industrial Relations - ECON0049 (not running in 2020/21)

Environmental Economics - ECON0052

Economics of Tax Policy - ECON0053

Economics of Education - ECON0056


Final year modules

Full Year

Economic Policy Analysis - ECON0024

Economics Undergraduate Research Dissertation - ECON0117

Term 1 only

Advanced Economics of Finance - ECON0113

Topics in Household Economics - ECON0115

Microeconometrics - ECON0021

Econometrics for Macroeconomics and Finance - ECON0022

International Trade - ECON0023

Game Theory - ECON0027

Economics of Information - ECON0029

Urban Economics - ECON0032 (not running in 2020/21)

Ethics in Applied Economics - ECON0033 (not running in 2020/21)

Behavioural Economics - ECON0040

Economics Undergraduate Research Project (Term 1) - ECON0042

Term 2 only

Economics of Competition Policy - ECON0025 (not running in 2020/21) 

Economics of Growth - ECON0028

Issues in Economic Development - ECON0030

Experimental Economics - ECON0031 (not running in 2020/21) 

Economics of Financial Markets - ECON0001

Economics of Money and Banking - ECON0038

Advanced Macroeconomics - ECON0039

Economics of Migration and Job Search - ECON0041

Economics Undergraduate Research Project (Term 2) - ECON0042

Advanced Topics in International Economics - ECON0122


Elective module portfolio

The modules below are open to Students in other departments.

Full Year

None

Term 1 only

History of Economic Thought - ECON0008

An Introduction to Applied Economic Analysis - ECON0044

Term 2 only

Basic Microeconomic Concepts - ECON0011

Money and Banking - ECON0045 (not running in 2020/21)